Friday, June 24, 2011

The Tyne Bridge

Bridges provide connectivity and passage over physical obstacles, be it a body of water, a valley, a canal, or other barriers. In our journey through life, we must seek out these passages that will allow us to overcome difficulties and limitations. Should we end up in a place where a bridge should have been built but wasn't, we can always build one. We can construct it ourselves or better yet, enlist the help of others. It is important not to allow obstacles to hinder us from continuing our meaningful voyage. What's even more important is that we build bridges of friendship, love, and understanding along the way.

I certainly love bridges! I enjoy looking at them, taking snapshots of them, and crossing them (especially the rickety hanging ones).


So happy am I to have received this Tyne Bridge postcard which was stamped in the Netherlands. Arnolda told me that she picked up this stunning postcard of the steel arch bridge during her trip to the United Kingdom.
"The Tyne Bridge was designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson who based their design on the Hell Gate Bridge in New York and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The bridge was completed on 25 February 1928 and opened on 10 October by King George V and Queen Mary, who were the first to use the roadway travelling in their Ascot landau. The bridge is a landmark within Newcastle and currently stands as the tenth tallest structure in the city. The bridge spans 531 feet (162 m) from pier to pier and the total height measures 59 meters above the river level.
Tram lines were initially built into the bridge structure, but were subsequently removed. Some vestiges of these remain, such as redundant fixings for overhead power lines. Tram car No. 289 was the last Newcastle tram to run into Gateshead over the Tyne Bridge on Sunday, 5 March 1950." (Source: Wikipedia.org)

These three awesome stamps were pasted on the back of the card.


The stamp on the left was issued in 1989 to commemorate the 40 years of the founding of the North American Treaty Organization (NAT0). It features the flags of the NATO-member countries. Can you help me with the other two?


Wishing you happy journeys...


This is my share for the Postcard Friendship Friday Meme

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15 comments:

  1. wow! such a lovely shot...very interesting! thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Lovely stamps...
    Nakakatuwa talaga ang pangalan ng mga lugar sa UK -- Newcastle upon Tyne. I once had an email penpal from there. :-)

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  3. I always say, "Let's cross the bridge when we get there." Something to say on being brave sometimes that nothing will hinder us for anything we want to do. I would say, careful planning would do us good but sometimes being spontaneous can bring us to a greater place where we always cherished for good memories.

    That's a nice postcard you got. My PFF Entry is up. Come visit me some time. Thanks!

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  4. I love bridges, too. Wonderful card and stamps. Thanks for all the information, too. Happy PFF!

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  5. Nice postcard and I like the stamps where you see the flags

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  6. Amazing to me to see so much around the bridge. I'm used to seeing very long bridges with lots of water, the the Golden Gate Bridge. This is fascinating.

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  7. It sure is challenging to search info on stamps from the Netherlands! The middle stamp says 1990 zomerpostzegel - meaning, 1990 summer stamp - and shows some kind of a weather pattern. The other one is probably a Red Cross stamp. But, I may be wrong :P If only the year of issue is indicated...

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  8. i too love bridges and mostly the view of the water under the bridges. Thats really exciting time for me.

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  9. I love bridges. How funny to get the Tyne bridge from the Netherlands!

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  10. Great card. Makes me want to go out and purchase some cards of our local, most unique bridge.

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  11. Thanks for visiting, everyone!

    @Postcards Crossing: Thanks for the info! Yes, I also presumed that the third stamp has something to do with the Red Cross and researched on that. Unfortunately, I didn't find the information I need. The second stamp made me think about the weather satellite feed and well, some kind of an ultrasound result. :p

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  13. Amazing to me to see so much around the bridge. I'm used to seeing very long bridges with lots of water, the the Golden Gate Bridge.Good one..nice information.

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